This was a piece I did in my own time to work out some of my frustrations. I even forgot it and left it unfinished for over a year and picked it back up and finished it within the day. This is one of those pieces that I can continuously come back to and add more and more. It might evolve later in my life but for right now this is where I like it to be.
This is a small collection of artistic resources that I have saved up over the years in my bookmarks and use frequently. For any artist wanting to brush up on technique, or for the budding creative that wants to try their hand at the basics and let their skills grow, this little list is for you!
This was from my Summer Study Abroad in Greece back in 2014. This particular sketch was done at the newly constructed acropolis museum with the pediment plaster copies. It's a real shame that they weren't the originals. They would have looked magnificent in that space.
This was from my Summer Study Abroad in Greece, one of my sketches of a sculpture in the Corinth museum.
Several years ago during my undergraduate I took an additional course to assist in my thought processes and concise writing for the art history courses I was taking at the time. I ran across one of my answers to a prompt we were given and even today I am proud of how clearly I stated how art history encompassed all life and history of the human realm. It's fascinating to see how much passion and zest I had back then and how I still carry it now, just with more knowledge and years behind this conviction.
The more we analyzed it and discussed it for clarity really helped me see more of myself than I thought was there. It's like a light went off in me. I found myself nodding along to her every word when she continued to read the lists of characteristics, possible occupations and even how I would make decisions based off of my type. I found myself thinking that it feels almost like I went to a psychic and got my palm read and my future told, but I reminded myself that these results came to be from years of scientific data and research of human personality.
Horse painting gained in popularity during the Yuan as another form of painting to escape the Mongol rule and making references to the Tang dynasty. The horse is regarded as a symbol of vitality, vigor, and nobility. To the Tang rulers, the horse was a symbol of power and prestige. Horses reflected the military might of the Tang Dynasty and were treasured by the imperial elite.
First and foremost, I am an art historian as well as an artist, and this completely guides my artistic choices that I make and what influences me. I do try to let my work speak for itself but that would not be quite right to completely ignore the influences and the history of pigment and painter that have existed before my work and me.
if you want a job you are passionate about, it is all about location, location, location. ( But no one tells you that these locations are normally the big cities that cost a lot of money to live in, commute to, or move to in general)
The thing I am most proud of with my art history degree is my ability to quickly and efficiently analyze a piece of media/medium to its fullest extent. I am able to provide historical context, visual impact, the evolution of its design, and its efficiency in getting its point across as well as critique it from an objective point of view. I am literally carrying around a visual database of all recorded human history around in my brain and can use it at will. ( how cool is that?)